Thursday, January 9

2014: FREE

My best friend pinned this the other day and it was yet another confirmation of my word for the year. I'm pretty sure I thought words for the year were silly a few years ago. Then 2013 happened and the Lord rocked my world... with my word. Not only did He make me brave for Him, He weaved stories of bravery into my life and I was inspired by so many others around me for their brave choices, their brave lives, and their brave hearts. John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, then you will be free indeed. 

At first, when I kept coming back to free, I was all Why do you keep whispering free to me, Lord? And in these past few weeks, it has become so clear. I want to be free. I want to live in complete truth and nothing less. John 8:32 And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. 

My prayer is to be free of comparison, free of fears, free of anything that is holding me back, holding me captive, from fully loving and serving my Jesus. 2 Corinthians 3:17 Where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. 

When the world has broken me down, Your love sets me free. 


  1. LOVE this! I too was skeptical of the "word of the year" craze, then got smacked upside the heart with my word this year: Brave! Looking forward to seeing what my word brings me, and what yours brings you! :0)

  2. Awesome! My word of the year is free, I'm partial. =)
    I blogged about it here:
    Happy new year!

  3. Love this and these verses!...My word for this year is Enough, which is really freeing too!

  4. My word for 2014 is free, too! Based on 1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. At first, I was all 'God, this doesn't even have the word free in it' and then I got it. When the burden is lifted, there's no more weight- it's freeing. When I live out His commands, loving Him and loving others, I will experience freedom. I'm excited for 2014:)

  5. it's a great word! i have it inked on my arm :) a great reminder daily. and your word last year rocked me, and i'm praying my word this year "alive" will do the same. rock me.

  6. I love your blog so much Danielle! So inspiring! I don't have a word yet... is that bad??? :-/